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Natividad gets OK to hire 70 workers for trauma center
Monterey Herald

Monterey County supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to hire roughly 70 medical staff for Natividad Medical Center’s new trauma center.

The annual $8.8 million cost for the new workers makes up about a third of the projected $26.9 million yearly cost of the county-owned center.

The center, which hospital officials expect will see an annual profit of $13.6 million, represents a major bet on Natividad’s future even as it projects a loss of up to $9 million this fiscal year.